Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...
To play without passion is inexcusable!
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.